Opera Show – Web presentations as HTML-2

 

Opera show an impressive feature of Opera browser , convert yours browser into an advance presentation tool give and show presentation from yours computer.In comparison with Microsoft PowerPoint and Open Office presentations Opera show is far ahead due to following attributes.

According to Opera

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It is a standard feature of a small and fast Web browser
It uses HTML as the document format, which makes the files lightweight compared to proprietary formats used by other tools
It makes publishing your presentation on the Web a breeze
Compared to other presentation tools, Opera is inexpensive
It will not annoy your audience with tacky animations

Presentation tools help presenters convey their message to an audience. Presenting a set of slides containing text and images can enliven the talk and gently keep the speaker on track. Printing out the slides or publishing them on the Web allows your audience to easily review the presentation later.

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To make Opera show manually basic knowledge of HTML is a must if you do not know  then do not bother and go to Opera Show Center try out the on-line Opera Show Generator.

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Launching Opera Show
Press F11 to see this document in Opera Show
And press F11 again to return to normal screen
Navigate by pressing PgDn and PgUp
Opera will:
use the full screen
split a single document into several pages, or "slides"
apply new fonts and colors
show different content
The presentation is controlled by a CSS2 style sheet

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Using Opera show is very easy when you press F11 then it will go in full-screen mode -  no scrollbars, no menus, only the document itself. will be shown slides for suitable projection.F11 toggles between full screen mode and normal screen mode.

When you are in full-screen mode, you can still scroll by using the arrow keys, and you can move between pages in the document using the PgUp and PgDn keys.when viewing image files in Opera, you can press F11 to see them presented on a black background in full-screen mode.

Style Sheets in Control
HTML describes document content and structure
CSS describes document presentation
CSS2 has notion of media types
Opera Show documents are easy to write with knowledge of CSS
Look at the source code of this document
Opera Show presentation generator on line
Independent Opera Show authoring tool is available

So the billion dollar question is how to convey Opera to make HTML documents to convert into presentations.adding a CSS2 style sheet in the document head. so this can be done easily and for this web writing knowledge requires basic knowledge is manageable.Thus style sheets can be integrated with HTML documents.

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Authoring Opera Show Presentations

@media projection {

        .screen {
            display:none;
            }

        .projection {
            display: block;
            padding:65px 200px 0px 24px;
            page-break-after: always;
            }

        body    {
            background:#47557b url(operashowbg.jpg) fixed;
            padding:0;
            margin:0;
            font-family:’trebuchet ms’,arial,sans-serif;
            font-size:150%;
            color:#fff;
            }
        }

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Also  for the persons who does not wish or believe in writing the codes there are two options available also,Opera Software’s on-line Opera Show presentation generator, also third-party software available,  Phil Burns has made Quick show for authoring Opera Show documents.

One more example:

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the HTML document you are reading now links to a style sheet containing this section:

@media projection {

    .screen {
        display:none;
        }

    .projection {
        display: block;
        padding:65px 200px 0px 24px;
        page-break-after: always;
        }

    body    {
        background:#47557b url(operashowbg.jpg) fixed;
        padding:0;
        margin:0;
        font-family:’trebuchet ms’,arial,sans-serif;
        font-size:150%;
        color:#fff;
        }
    }

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Setting Fonts and Colors

body    {
        background:#47557b url(operashowbg.jpg) fixed;
        padding:0;
        margin:0;
        font-family:’trebuchet ms’,sans-serif;
        font-size:150%;
        color:#fff;
        }

Background image is set
Font size is increased
Other elements will inherit font size

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Suggested readings:Day Thirty: OperaShow ,W3C’s HTML Home Page ,W3C’s introduction to CSS2 ,W3C’s introduction to media types in CSS2,W3C on using CSS2 for page breaks ,Opera Show Generator,Quick Show,W3C’s MarkUp Validation Service,ColorMatch ,Freewarespace ,Frewarespace 2

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Mohan Manohar is a blogger from India who founded Ittech back in 2007. He is passionate about all things tech and knows the Internet and computers like the back of his hand.

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